Man United duo injured for Reds clash & Wilson on Anfield future – Friday’s Liverpool FC News Roundup

15 February 2019

We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Friday, as a weekend without the Reds in action draws closer.


United Pair to Miss Liverpool Game

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 16, 2018: Manchester United's Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring the first equalising goal to level the score 1-1 during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool head to Man United for a huge Premier League clash a week on Sunday, with victory at Old Trafford priceless for the Reds.

The Old Trafford side will have to make do without injured pair Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ruled them out on Friday.

“I think they will be out for two to three weeks looking at it now,” Solskjaer said.

Lingard and Martial were both injured during the first-half of United’s 2-0 defeat at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday evening.

Solskjaer’s men were never the same from that point on, with the duo’s energy missed after the break, which is sure to encourage Jurgen Klopp.


Wilson Wants Liverpool Stay

DUBLIN, IRELAND - Tuesday, October 16, 2018: Wales' match-winning goal-scorer Harry Wilson celebrates after the 1-0 victory during the UEFA Nations League Group Stage League B Group 4 match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Harry Wilson has had a superb season on loan at Derby County, proving to be one of the Championship’s standout players.

The Welshman’s rich array of Goal of the Season contenders has seen him earn widespread acclaim, but does he have a future at Liverpool?

Wilson told the Daily Mail that he is desperate prove himself at Anfield long-term, like Derby teammate Mason Mount at Chelsea:

“The main focus this season is to get promoted with Derby.

“But Mason’s goal is to play for Chelsea and my goal is to play for Liverpool. I have always felt like a Liverpool player. Everything is going along the right path.”

Wilson will return to Liverpool at the end of the season, where pre-season may decide whether or not Klopp retains his services.


Robben Out of Liverpool Clash

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2013: Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben in action against Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Group D match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have been boosted by the news that Arjen Robben looks almost certain to miss Bayern Munich’s trip to Anfield on Tuesday, as well as the return leg in Munich.

That’s according to Bild, via Sport Witness, who spoke to Bayern doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt.

“It’s still not good. We try everything, but at the moment it is not so good,” Muller-Wohlfahrt said.

“Unfortunately, that’s exactly the problem, that they do not know exactly what it is. It’s really difficult.”

Robben remains a special player despite his advancing years and his influence will be an undoubted loss for the Bundesliga champions.

Franck Ribery and Kingsley Coman look set to start on either flank on Tuesday evening.


Nonsensical Klopp Rumour

Jürgen Klopp general matchday pic Anfield (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Here’s a lovely bit of nonsense to finish the week.

According to Tuttosport in Italy, Klopp is wanted by Juventus and could leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

That is thought to be dependent on Massimiliano Allegri’s future with the Serie A champions, with some reports claiming he could move on this summer.

There is no chance of this happening, with Klopp more than happy at Anfield and journalist Raphael Honigstein even suggesting he will extend his contract if he wins the Premier League or Champions League.

Sometimes you can just tell when a transfer window is closed!

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